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Ventures Platform ‘Office Hours’ For Female-Owned Businesses

Startup-backing corporation, Ventures Platform, is set to host an Office Hours session focused on the female entrepreneur and her business — on Friday 19th October, 2018, by 3pm at the British Council office, 20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Themed, Positioning For Growth, the session will feature speakers from Piggybank, Paystack, and Workstation, who will be sharing tips and lessons on how to tap into Africa’s booming economy.

“Office Hours is a thematic business advisory and mentorship clinic, designed for young vibrant and budding entrepreneurs, startup founders and business persons to meet with mentors, share experiences, challenges, and get advice on building better businesses.”

— VP Office Hours


Khadijah Abu (Paystack)

Khadijah Abu

Khadijah is the Head of Partnerships at Paystack, with an extensive 10 year experience in the Nigeria financial technology and payment space. She is a seasoned expert in Operations, Business Process Re-engineering and Product Management.

Beyond her work at Paystack, Khadijah is a philanthropist, dedicated to improving education in Nigeria right from her immediate community. (Source:

Layo Ogunbanwo (Piggybank)

Layo is the Vice-President Product Strategy at Piggybank Nigeria. With more than 8 years experience in the marketing space, this tech savvy strategist, has collaborated with companies and cross-functional teams focused on driving growth.

Michelle Andrade (Workstation)

Michelle is the Chief Operating Officer of Workstation in Nigeria. Before joining the world of startups, Michelle worked as a senior accountant and analyst for companies in Washington D.C and Boston, USA.

At workstation, the well versed COO, uses her skill set to create, execute and oversee operations, member community, and drive business growth in Lagos’s pioneer co-working center.

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Achem Samuel

Achem Samuel is a writer and a musician, he is passionate about God and also an ardent fan of tech, sports and music.

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